Come Dancing (3:55)

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“Come Dancing” was a 1983 single by legendary rock group The Kinks. It was surprise hit in the US, hitting #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s biggest hit in years and their first Top 10 in the country since “Lola” hit #9 in 1970. In the United Kingdom, it hit #12, the band’s first Top 40 placement there since 1972’s “Supersonic Rocket Ship”. It was also the band’s last charting hit single in both countries.


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  • sternenfee0


    28 Jul 7:46am Reply
  • Wykenboy

    Great Brit music.

    15 May 11:33pm Reply
  • Spill-T

    Dat synth

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    It's nice that some of the 60s british invasion groups returned in the 80s with the second british invasion..

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Jedralski

    What a poignant piece. What a sad story behind it. Makes me wanna cry verey time. Moving song.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • chokladelefant

    fa la la la, la la la la la, fa la la la, la la la la la!

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Summer of '83 flashback.. My daughter was born..This and "Don't Forget To Dance" was,played on heavy rotation on the turntable. Still is.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • msippigirl

    What happened LFM.. this has changed to a Live version, that I don't like?!!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • effyisabitch

    this makes me so happy

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    loooooooooove it

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • danbcn

    I haven't heard this song in sooooooo long. nice!!!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • plaidsheep

    *LOVE* brings back some happy memories from my teenage years.

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nssworld

    All for a cuddle and a peck on the this song...

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bananashanna

    Such a good song!

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • FKNA1

    man i love this song, kooky as it is for a rock n roll band, brings back so many good memories

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • surrendertoalex

    From Wikipedia: "Come Dancing" is a tribute to Davies' sister Rene who bought him his first guitar, with the song's lyrics affording Davies' sister a happy life denied her in reality. Living in Canada with her (reportedly abusive) husband, the 31-year-old Rene was visiting her parental home in Fortis Green at the time of Ray Davies' thirteenth birthday — 21 June 1957 — on which she surprised him with a gift of the Spanish guitar he'd tried to persuade his parents to buy him. On the evening of the same day, Rene — who had a weak heart as a result of a childhood bout of rheumatic fever — suffered a fatal heart attack while dancing at the Lyceum ballroom.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bigbudge69

    The Kinks The best British Band of all Time!

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Cloudspotter

    Fine tune. :)

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • pooh_soup

    What a beautiful story and gorgeous song - so evocative..

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • weallshineon__

    LOL this song is so damned 80s but it's the kinks so it's okay

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
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